Licensed Individual and Couples Therapist
Irina Firstein is a New York City based, licensed therapist who specializes in couples and individual therapy. She immigrated from Russia with her family as a teenager before the Iron Curtain fell and credits the struggles of their immigrant experience with awakening her desire to help others. Firstein describes herself as a romantic-at-heart who likes to shatter common relationship myths because every couple is unique.
Today's edition of Initiative Radio addresses issues such as pre-marriage counseling, the effect that spectacles like the recent Royal Wedding have on the average single woman, extra-marital affairs and the internet, conflict resolution, the difference between emotional and sexual intimacy, how the elaborate wedding industry and "the size of the diamond" can overshadow the true sentiment of the occasion and the difference in men and women's perception of the marriage contract. Settle in for an hour of wise words from a woman who has twenty years of experience with matrimonial matters.
Written by Associate Producer: Fatima Shabbir
Angela McKenzie is the Producer & Presenter of Initiative Radio